Poll: Where Does Your Inspiration Come From?

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Spoiler: it isn’t unusual for those working inside the orchestra or opera field to find cultural inspiration at anywhere but music-oriented organizations. Over the past five years, I’ve found myself drifting more towards non-orchestra/opera outlets to top off my internal cultural tank. And after a few particularly intriguing conversations, I’m curious to know what readers think. As such I put together a little poll to see if one or more fields …

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#TBT Figure Out What’s What

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In light of the post earlier this week about conference session about creating request for proposals I’ll be hosting at #18NTC, it makes sense to focus today’s #TBT entry on one of the more popular articles over the years that walks readers through the differences between websites, box office, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. These are at the heart of the #18NTC session and they are still among the most common elements …

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Attention Arts Marketers: If You Don’t Master This Skill By The End Of 2018, You’re Going To Be Obsolete

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If you’re an arts marketer or work as a web content manager for an arts org, there is a key skill you need to master before the end of 2018. Forward thinking groups will make this a must-have skill via job descriptions and even include some tests for candidates to complete during final interview rounds. Simply put, you must learn how to use a graphics editing program to properly optimize images …

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#18NTC Is Only Three Weeks Away!

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The 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#18NTC) is right around the corner and if you haven’t registered yet, you’ll want to do that ASAP. I’ll be leading an #18NTC session on Wednesday, April 11 titled Everything Tech Providers Wished You Knew About Writing A RFP (Plus The Stuff They Want To Keep Secret). When:Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Time:3:30pm -5:00pm Where:2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference, New Orleans I’m particularly jazzed about this session because …

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A Rare Retrospective Treat

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Labor disputes and institutional crises tend to garner plenty of attention in traditional media outlets as they unfold, but follow-up articles are fewer in number. Most tend to be puff pieces crafted more by an organization’s PR department than a genuine post mortem, but the 3/16/2018 edition of Texas Public Radio (TPR) published an exception to the rule. Their short segment examines the tumultuous week at the San Antonio Symphony (SAS) …

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